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Fantomas (1964)

Fantômas (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Adventure | 4 November 1964 (France)
The best men of France - a brave journalist and an extremely energetic commissioner - attack the trail of a mysterious criminal mastermind.

Director:

André Hunebelle

Writers:

Pierre Souvestre (novels), Marcel Allain (novels) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marais ... Fantômas / Fandor
Louis de Funès ... Le commissaire Juve
Mylène Demongeot ... Hélène
Jacques Dynam ... L'inspecteur Bertrand
Robert Dalban ... Le directeur du journal
Marie-Hélène Arnaud Marie-Hélène Arnaud ... Lady Beltham
Anne-Marie Peysson Anne-Marie Peysson ... La speakerine
Christian Toma Christian Toma ... Un inspecteur
Michel Duplaix Michel Duplaix ... Un inspecteur
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... L'habilleuse
Hugues Wanner Hugues Wanner
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Un garde du corps / Bodyguard
Jacques Berger Jacques Berger
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Un agent
Henri Guégan Henri Guégan
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Storyline

Criminal mastermind Fantômas, a man of a thousand faces, is unhappy with Fandor, a journalist who's written a fictive interview of him. He kidnaps Fandor, threatens to kill him, but first goes about ruining the journalist's reputation by committing a sensational crime in Fandor's guise. Hot on the trail is police Commissaire Juve, so Fantômas commits a crime looking like him. Soon, our intrepid heroes, Fandor and Juve, with the help of Fandor's girlfriend Hélène, are on the mastermind's trail, but who's in control? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Men Hunt Him Down - Women Look Him Up! Super-Thief ... Master Lover ... He's out to ransack the world!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 November 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantomas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chérence, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For the stunts in the motorbike, Rémy Julienne was Jean Marais's double and Louis de Funès was a dummy. See more »

Goofs

Supposedly Fantomas is wearing Fandor's mask, however he does not remove it completely to put on Juve's mask. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967) See more »

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Mylene demongeot
17 July 2010 | by BardotsalvadorSee all my reviews

This movies i mean the three Fantômas were an important part of my childhood back in the late 60s or early 70s, i remember how much fun was to go the movies back then in my little coastal town of Banes in the east part of Cuba with my cousin Manny, and the Fantômas movies were the biggest hit of all, any Cuban over 40 years old will tell you how much they love this movie and because this movies Mylene Demongeot the very beautiful french actress became very popular in the beginning she was another copy of Brigitte Bardot as michele Mercier or Marina Vlady and many others were but as Vlady she became star in her own right, Louis de Funes the most popular of all french actors or comedian in Cuba became an idol back then he was really funny later in my life i discovered he was of Spanish decent and Jean Marais by the time of the Fantômas movies he was at the end of his stardom and i was very surprise when i discover later in my life he was gay and at one point he was the lover of Jean Cocteau, anyway i love the Fantômas movies and forever they will remain part of my life


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